Coast Guard to set up 16 radar networks
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 23:19
  
Chennai: Stepping up its vigil, the Coast Guard has planned to set up 16 radar networks along the Eastern coastal region.

"..for enhancing the surveillance capabilities a Coastal Surveillance Radar Network (CSRN) along the coastline is being established, out of which 16 are planned for the Eastern region," Coast Guard said in a release.

The Coast Guard said in a move to keep the exclusive economic zone on the Eastern coast under continuous vigil, a major thrust has been accorded by operating nine ships and three aircrafts daily.

Besides, new Coast Guard stations at Krishnapatnam, Nizampattnam, Kolkata, Frazergunj and Gopalpur were proposed for commissioning this year, the release said.

A pollution control vessel under construction would also be based in the region, it said.

Stating that the organisation has been undertaking search and rescue operations round-the-clock, it said the Coast Guard Eastern region has saved 203 lives in 2011-12.

Meanwhile, the Coast Guard today celebrated 35 years of service, as a mark of which various programmes were held. Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah participated as the chief guest.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 23:19


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